Groups call on Vermont officials to re-evaluate gas pipeline

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MONTPELIER, VT. >> Environmental advocacy groups are calling on officials to take a new look at a proposed natural gas pipeline throughout western Vermont.

The Times-Argus reports five advocacy groups wrote a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin calling for him and the Department of Public Service to appeal a Jan. 8 decision by the Public Service Board to not revisit its approval for the Addison Natural Gas Project.

The pipeline would extend the Vermont Gas transmission network 41 miles south from Colchester to Middlebury. It's intended to provide natural gas to more than 3,000 new customers.

The letter argues that the proposed project was based on the fact that natural gas was less expensive than oil, which the groups say is no longer true.

Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/


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